On Saturday, May 2, local volunteers and partners will team up to canvass neighborhoods across the city, installing free smoke alarms and helping families create home fire escape plans. The Red Cross estimates that they will need approximately 300 volunteers to make this signature Sound the Alarm event a success. Numerous community partners across the city including Creative Connections Clubhouse, St. Mary's Healthcare, and Sticker Mule are engaging teams of volunteers to help. Additional volunteers are needed, and volunteer registration is open now at redcross.org/AmsterdamSTA. No prior experience is necessary to join this lifesaving effort. All volunteer training and supplies will be provided.
Amsterdam residents wishing to request free smoke alarms from the Red Cross can sign up online at redcross.org/AmsterdamSTA or call 518-694-5121. Appointments are encouraged to help maximize the number of homes volunteers are able to visit on May 2.
All smoke alarms and educational materials are provided to residents completely free of charge, thanks to the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Local sponsors of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign and the May 2 Sound the Alarm event in the City of Amsterdam include CAP COM Federal Credit Union, Hannay Reels, MVP Health Care, National Grid,Spectrum, State Farm and Stewart's Shops.